The pants are back and better than ever.
Norway’s Olympic men’s curling team strutted around Manhattan amid a snowstorm Tuesday in a version of the funky pants made famous at the 2010 Olympics. They have at least four different patterns for the Olympics, according to The Associated Press.
“Put it like this, you’ll not see me wearing them,” Norway coach Pal Trulsen told the AP. “Except maybe at a bad-taste party or something.”
NBC Olympics researcher John Howe recalled the unlikely story behind the pants’ debut in Vancouver.
They had the whole ensemble Tuesday, including a matching jacket. Each player owns 80 to 90 pairs of various loud pants and travels to each competition with about six, according to The New York Times.
“These pants would be great to win in,” team member Haavard Vad Petersson said, according to the newspaper. “But they’d be terrible to lose in. We decided that when we wear them, we have to really try and win and go the whole way.”
The Norwegian rink, skipped by Thomas Ulrud, won silver at the 2010 Olympics.
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Lindsey Vonn‘s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” will air on NBC on Monday at 10 p.m. ET.
From NBC Universal:
“After roaring across crystal-clear waters in a speedboat, Bear and Lindsey must strip down and swim to shore before inching their way along the rugged coastline. After rappelling down a sheer rock wall, the two get inventive and use a spear-gun to traverse a hundred-foot deep chasm. With the sun setting, they collect a dinner of sea urchins and Bear challenges Lindsey to a swimming competition with hilarious results. Along the way Lindsey shares her journey of love, Olympic glory, and displays the focus and determination that has made her one of the most successful female athletes of all time.”
Vonn is returning from a Feb. 27 crash that left her with three significant left knee fractures.
With 76 career World Cup wins, she is 10 shy of the record held by Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark.
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Los Angeles Lakers point guard José Calderón retired from Spain’s national team after playing in his fourth Olympics in Rio.
Calderón, 34, earned silver medals in 2008 and 2012 and bronze in 2016 for Spain, which lost to the U.S. in the medal rounds at each of the last three Olympics.
Calderón is one of five Spaniards to play in the last four Olympic tournaments, along with Pau Gasol, Juan Carlos Navarro, Rudy Fernandez and Felipe Reyes.
Calderón came off the bench in Rio and played 25 minutes total in five of the team’s eight games. He’s entering his 12th season in the NBA.
Gasol, who will be 40 years old come Tokyo 2020, has not determined when he will end his international career.
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